Kid Rock's Homes
Five-time Grammy nominee and multiplatinum recording artist,
Kid Rock, also known as Robert James Ritchie, has come a long
way from his meager beginnings in downtown Detroit, Michigan.
Kid Rock's Nashville Condo
The sometimes controversial singer/songwriter has publicly avowed
his loyalty to his Motor City roots, but his success has allowed
him the capacity to purchase properties throughout the country.
In 2005, the performer followed fellow Detroit native, Jack White's
example and picked up a three story condo, for $800,000, in the
comfortable West End neighborhood in Nashville. The 2,814 square
foot space boasts 3 fireplaces, a 2 car garage, marble bathrooms
and an elevator.
The move came around the same time as Rock was forging musical
collaborations with fellow Nashville residents Gretchen Wilson
and Sheryl Crow. However, many were surprised as Rock was facing
charges of assault in Nashville at the time, resulting from an
alleged scuffle with a night club DJ.
Perhaps the most luxurious of Rock's real estate holdings is
the Balinese inspired property he picked up for $11.6 million
in 2006. Upon arrival, guests are captivated by an intricately
carved front portico and once inside, the dark rich woods that
adorn the ceilings and floors contrast the bright, white walls
to give the feeling that you are walking through an island temple.
The purchase of this beachside, paradise was probably partly
influenced by his recent marriage to beach babe, Pamela Anderson,
of Baywatch fame. The 8,305 square foot main house has 5 bedrooms
and 5 bathrooms, along with a full gym and sauna, movie screening
room and expansive stainless steel chef's kitchen.
The open air design feels like it is set in some far off tropical
destination with wraparound lanais overlooking the exquisite gardens
surrounding the custom pool and outdoor shower. Rock listed the
1.5 acre property, which also hosts a detached guesthouse for
$13.45 million in 2013.
In 2012, the singer and rapper returned to his roots purchasing
a home along the shores of the Detroit River in the Detroit suburb
of Clarkston, Michigan. The private sale did not release records
of the purchase price, but the beautiful, colonial abode is located
within the historic Joseph Barry subdivision, whose other residents
include the town's mayor. The front of the home boasts large white
columns, characteristic of the colonial style, while a spacious
back patio affords excellent views of the water, not to mention
a fabulous place to throw a party.
Clarkston Michigan House
Inside, the classically decorated home boasts a grand front foyer
that extends to the back of the home complete with an impressive
formal staircase leading up to the second of three stories. In
addition, this 6,000 square foot mansion on the water has 5 bedrooms
and 6 bathrooms, as well as a finished basement, perfect for late
night recording sessions (so long as he is careful not to wake